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Olympic Kilns FL17E Large Capacity Car Kiln

Save $1,409.00
Original Price $14,090.00
Current Price $12,681.00

Large Capacity kilns shipping to CA, IL, CT, MN, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, and VT must be equipped with solid state relays and pricing will be applied at time of order, if not selected. For all other locations, it is an option.

Also, if 3-phase wiring is selected, it is necessary to add $225 to the Solid State Relays pricing. Price below is for 1-phase wiring only.

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Elevating Your Artistic Ambitions with Olympic Kilns FL17E Large Capacity Car Kiln

For the artist or studio that dreams big and produces on a grand scale, the Olympic Kilns FL17E Large Capacity Car Kiln embodies the pinnacle of creative freedom and performance excellence. This version of the FL17E transforms expansive creative visions into reality, featuring a substantial firing chamber coupled with advanced thermal management and state-of-the-art control technologies. This kiln serves as your gateway to scaling new artistic heights, now with the added versatility of a car kiln system.

A New Dimension of Creative Possibilities

The Olympic Kilns FL17E Large Capacity Car Kiln sets new benchmarks in the realm of artistic firing solutions, boasting interior dimensions of 28″ wide, 28″ deep, and 38″ high. Designed to accommodate the ambitious scale of both individual artists and high-volume studios, it ensures the materialization of vast creative projects. With the capability to fire up to Cone 10 (2350°F), this kiln surpasses even the most rigorous demands for ceramics and glass, delivering precision like never before.

Durable Design, Built for the Future

At the core of the FL17E Car Kiln lies an enduring construction, featuring a solid welded angle iron frame encased within a stainless steel exterior. This kiln is engineered to withstand the demands of continuous, high-temperature firing, making it a dependable foundation for both bustling studios and dedicated hobbyists alike.

Unrivaled Control for Flawless Artistry

Master your firing outcomes with the sophisticated KilnStar digital controller, offering detailed ramp-hold programming for complex schedules. With features like delay start, preheat, cone fine-tuning, and skip step, alongside comprehensive firing profiles, consistent perfection in results is assured. The Genesis touchscreen controller further elevates the experience, providing an intuitive platform for precise firing adjustments.

Enhanced Safety and Customization

With the FL17E Car Kiln, safety and the ability to tailor your equipment take precedence. This model includes a pilot light and a dedicated breaker box accessible for enhanced safety and lockout functionality. Adapt this kiln to fit the unique needs of your studio with optional features such as the Type S thermocouple, an advanced venting system, and a custom furniture kit.

Broadening Your Artistic Reach

The FL17E Car Kiln not only achieves Cone 10 but invites a wide exploration of materials and techniques, widening the horizons of your creative potential.

Introducing the Car Kiln Advantage

This Car Kiln variant of our FL17E model introduces an unparalleled level of convenience and efficiency to your firing processes. The removable floor and door system significantly streamlines the loading and unloading of large pieces and high-volume loads, making it an essential upgrade for those looking to optimize their production workflow. For a deeper dive into the benefits of a Car Kiln, we invite you to explore the "Benefits of a Car Kiln" tab on this product page.

Reflecting the Essence of Your Creativity

The Olympic Kilns FL17E Large Capacity Car Kiln is not merely a tool but a reflection of your artistic journey. With its adaptable features, including the option for 480 volts, the Genesis touchscreen controller, and enhancements for better ventilation and ease of movement, it seamlessly integrates into your studio space, embodying your unique vision.

Should you consider the 480-volt configuration, we encourage you to consult with Pottery Pulse for detailed electrical specifications and pricing.

A Pledge to Artistic Perfection

Choosing the Olympic Kilns FL17E Car Kiln is a declaration of your dedication to unmatched quality, durability, and precision in your artistic output. Its robust construction and advanced features mark it as an indispensable asset for artists who accept nothing less than excellence from their creative endeavors.

Step into a world where expansive capacity meets precise control and robust durability with the Olympic Kilns FL17E Large Capacity Car Kiln, unlocking boundless possibilities for your artistic expression.

  • Model: FL17E Car Kiln
  • Inside Chamber Dimensions: 28" W x 28" deep x 38" H
  • Cubic Feet: 17.0
  • Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame: 58" x 119" x 70" with a 6' track
  • Brick Thickness: 4.5" + 1" Fiber
  • Maximum Temperature: Cone 10 – 2350°F/1288°C
  • Est Ship Weight: 2,055 lbs
  • Amperage/Volts, 1-phase Wiring: 81 amps for 208 volts, 70 amps for 240 volts
  • Amperage/Volts, 3-phase Wiring: 54 amps for 208 volts, 47 amps for 240 volts
  • Watts for all configurations: 16,800
  • Breaker, 1-phase Wiring: 100 amp required for 208 volts, 90 amp for 240 volts
  • Breaker, 3-phase Wiring: 80 amp required for 208 volts, 70 amp for 240 volts
  • Plug Configuration, 1-phase wiring, both 208 and 240 volts: Direct Wired
  • Plug Configuration, 3-phase wiring, both 208 and 240 volts: Direct Wired
  • Copper Wire Size: #4, #2 if the circuit is longer than 40 ft

The furniture kit includes:

8 each – 13” x 26” x 1″ rectangle shelves, 8 each – 4, 6, 8, 10-inch large square posts, 5 lb bag kiln wash. 2 each – 13″ x 26″ x 1″ shelf per layer.

A Car Kiln with Track System brings a multitude of improvements over conventional kilns without this functionality, enhancing efficiency, boosting safety protocols, and providing more adaptability for large-scale or industrial firing projects. Here is a comprehensive review of these advantages:

1. Boosted Efficiency and Productivity

  • Streamlined Loading and Unloading: The introduction of a car kiln equipped with a track system streamlines the process of loading or unloading the entire kiln capacity at once. This is particularly advantageous for handling bulky or oversized pieces, drastically reducing the time and effort required for individually placing items.
  • Enhanced Batch Processing: The track system enables a seamless, continuous production flow. With the capability to prepare a new batch while the current one is being processed, it minimizes downtime and enhances kiln utilization.

2. Superior Safety Enhancements

  • Reduced Manual Labor: The car kiln's design significantly decreases the manual labor required, removing the necessity to manually load or unload heavy items within the kiln's heated interior, thus lowering the risk of injuries related to heat exposure or lifting heavy objects.

  • Improved Work Ergonomics: Thanks to the car's adjustability, it can be positioned at the most ergonomic height and location, reducing the risk of injuries further.

3. Adaptability and Personalization

  • Versatile Loading Options: The car's mobility facilitates a wide array of loading configurations, accommodating a diverse assortment of sizes and shapes for firing.
  • Customizable Firing Settings: Select car kiln models are designed to allow easy adjustments and control over the firing atmosphere, meeting the needs of various materials and firing methods.

4.  Enhanced Heat Regulation and Consistency

  • Uniform Heating: The car is designed to distribute heat evenly, ensuring uniform conditions for firing and consistent quality for all pieces.
  • Option for Controlled Cooling: The track feature enables the car to be moved to a controlled cooling zone, better managing the cooling process for temperature-sensitive materials.

5. Space Optimization

  • Maximized Space Efficiency: The capability to move the car in and out of the kiln efficiently mitigates the spatial challenges associated with loading and unloading, making it a space-efficient solution.

6. Economic Advantages

  • Reduced Operational Costs: The efficient method of simultaneously loading and preparing batches can lead to substantial operational savings over time.
  • Increased Durability and Maintenance Savings: By confining thermal cycling to the car and track, wear and tear on the kiln structure itself can be minimized, potentially extending its lifespan.

To sum up, the integration of a Track System in a Car Kiln dramatically enhances its efficiency, safety, and versatility, making it a superior choice for large-scale ceramic productions, monumental art projects, and industrial uses where the scale of operation justifies the investment in such advanced equipment for sustained operational and financial benefits.

Estimated order-to-ship lead time is approximately 12 weeks for Olympic Kilns.

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